Affiant Definition

ə-fīənt
noun
One who makes an affidavit.
American Heritage
A person who makes an affidavit; deponent.
Webster's New World
One who makes and subscribes to an affidavit.
Webster's New World Law
The definition of affiant is a legal term used to identify someone who makes a sworn statement called an affidavit.
An example of an affiant is a person who gives testimony to the police and then swears to it and usually signs it.
YourDictionary
(law) The individual witness whose statement is contained in an affidavit or sworn deposition.
Further affiant sayeth naught. (A centuries-old statement that is still used on some legal documents as the final declaration prior to the affiant's signature.)
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Affiant

Noun

Singular:
affiant
Plural:
affiants

Origin of Affiant

  • From affy to make affidavit from Middle English affien to trust from Old French affier to promise affiance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the present participle of Old French afier, from Late Latin affidare. Related to affidavit.

    From Wiktionary

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